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that can help track the suspect. just before daybreak, they tried to take these in catonsville. detectives say they were armed ask they used their weapons against a gas station attend apt. right now -- attendant. right now, police have no names or description of the suspects. but newly installed surveillance cameras may hold the clues police need. >> if there were cameras or cctv images that were captured, they would be part of the investigation. and we would use those images to identify the suspects in this case. >> it was unfortunate. how are you doing? >> they say the robbers walked up to the attendant. they wanted cash. the clerk wouldn't give it up. so the suspect shot him in the head and ran away. >> i come to this gas station, at least twice a day. every day. sometimes at 3:30, 4:00 in the morning. >> tonight, customers are shocked. and they plan to stay alert
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while pumping gas. >> these types of incidents don't generally happen in that area. the baltimore county police department, at all times, we do our best to patrol the neighborhood. >> they have seen this kind of violence here before. back in may 2008, police say a robbery suspect stabbed and killed carlos santeria. he was a customer buying gas. his pregnant wife watched it all. some customers still remember. >> they have switched gas stations and other things since then. they have cameras up. i don't know how well they work. but it makes me feel a little more secure. and baltimore county police only describe the suspects as two young men. meanwhile, the clerk who worked here, he is in critical condition, -- excuse me, serious condition. but shock trauma doctors say they believe he will survive. back to you on tv hill. anyone with information should call 1-866-7-lockup.
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you could be eligible for a cash reward for up to $2,000. updating the breaking news out of hanover, near the airport. that is where brush fire is impacting travel on route 100. heavy winds fanned the flames. part of westbound route 100 is shut down between i-97, and baltimore annapolis boulevard because of the fire. just the left lane is getting by. you will want to avoid that area for now if you can. a new twist in a deadly home invasion. a perry hall man, shot and killed an intruder. tonight, police make a shocking arrest. vic is in the newsroom to explain this development. >> the case the public thought was closed. but now, police have arrested the son in the man who was targeted this that home invasion. william bozeman junior was taken into custody. back in march, police say cook broke into the home of bozeman. he shot cook who later died. police say bozeman is charged
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with home invasion, robbery, and other charges. >> thank you, vic. bozeman junior is currently being held without bond in florida. and is waiting extradition to maryland. battle lines are drawn. an mysteryic history-making debate is about to take place in the maryland senate over same-sex marriage. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren has more on if there are enough votes for the bill to pass. >> both sides have been polling votes. and now there is an estimate of what is going to happen at the end of the day. >> reporter: lawmakers and citizens are drawing battle lines. advocates of traditional marriage say this rally of a few years ago is small, compared to what may be coming, now that same-sex marriage is gaining ground. >> i can't tell you the amount of calls that i've taken. and people that have been e- mailing me, saying hey, is this actually going on in the state of maryland. and say, yes, it actually is. you have to speak up and let your voice be heard. [ singing ] >> reporter: gay marriage
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supporters who rallied monday are just as determined to see their cause prevail. >> we want our rights. and we want to be able to get married here. >> reporter: senate president mike miller presents an emotional debate, which could go on nonstop for days. >> we'll have to see how it goes. if people get angry and act like fools, i'm going to treat them like fools. we'll get things done, one way or another. but if there's no rancor and people want to talk, then let the bill be special order. and then we can bring it to a vote. >> reporter: two key senators, rob gariageola who sponsored the bill, and nancy jacobs who is leading the opposition. >> i'm fairly confident it's going to pass the senate. >> i'm sadly confident. >> both sides plan to lobby very hard. back to you. >> the senate president says he
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expects the debate will begin a week from tuesday. well, it's almost a record. may-like weather all over maryland tonight. so warm, wjz crews caught some girls working on their basketball skills in howard county in t-shirts. no jackets or sweaters necessary. a live look outside now. sunny, warm, breezy out there. we're live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are updating the forecast. gentleman gentlemen? >> you said it was this close. it was even closer than that. let's take a look at temps around the area. still warm. at 73. did get up to 74. the record, 75. we were one short of tying it. a little cooler out to the west now. and it's going to get colder. 58, oakland. 75 in washington. 72 in ocean city. now, because of dry conditions and windy conditions for tomorrow, we do have a red-flag warning in effect all day long. as you can see, and a high-wind watch. we could see wind gusts tomorrow in excess of 40 miles an hour.
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that combined with low humidity, creates extreme fire danger, to please be very careful outdoors tomorrow. now, tim has a look at these crazy temperatures we've had this week. tim? >> well, as bob mentioned, we came very close to the record. and we have been teetering on these very high temperatures. and definitely above average temperatures all week long. let's whack you through. we have temperatures around 53 degrees. the actual highs are 53. 67 on valentine's day. 46 on tuesday. we got to 57. 71, and then today, 74. and put it all in perspective. the normal high for this time of year, right around 45 degrees. so to quote bob turk and maxwell smart, missed it by that much. we'll have your complete updated first warning forecast with bob coming up in a few moments. >> thank you, mr. smart. i mean, mr. williams. thousands of protestors have once again taken over wisconsin state capital. they're angry over the governor's proposed budget cuts that they see as a direct attack on labor union and
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families. manuel gallegus reports from wisconsin. their protests echo through wisconsin's capital dome. and roar across the grounds outside. thousands of state workers, teachers, prison guards and labor leaders are in their fourth day of the showdown, urging wis wis's republican lawmakers to kill a bill that would strip collective bargaining rights from state employees. >> it's my feeling that this is all about union busting. >> reporter: faced with a $3.6 billion deficit, wisconsin's newly-elected republican governor scott walker also wants them to pay half of their pension. >> i think most people outside of the government in middle class, understand we're asking a lot less than what our average american taxpayer is paying. >> reporter: republicans say they have enough to pass the bill. but legally, one more lawmaker needs to be present to bring it
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to a vote. and all the democrats went into height hiding. >> reporter: state troopers with nts to escort democrat mark miller, but he was not answering. thousands flock to the capitol, shutting down schools for another day. >> it's not because of the dollar amount we receive. it's because our heart is in it. and that's why we're here again today. >> reporter: and the rest of the country is watching closely, especially other states with big deficits and republican governors. wondering whether a similar battle is coming their way. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. one of the democratic senators who fled the state says they could stay away for weeks. the group is planning to meet somewhere near chicago to discuss their options. well, still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00, school yard horror. a 13-year-old attacked. tonight, why some are shocked by the punishment for his bullies. he kidnapped and sexually
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assaulted a child. will this sexual predator go free? that's coming up next. i'm jessica kartalija. the president of mac trucks takes on the assembly line. coming up next, meet the woman who taught this undercos boss a tough lesson. -- undercover boss a tough lesson. a perfect ending to a perfect week. bob has your forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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crul, a man convicted of sexually assaulting other children. >> he kidnapped me. he abducted me from my home, from my driveway. he sexually assaulted me. >> reporter: crul gets life without parole. but a few years ago, he appealed, saying the sex assault took place just over the border in pennsylvania, not in maryland. the conviction is overturned. charity, whose female organs were mutilated in the attack, says she will fight krole's release to protect other children. >> i need to protect my little child. i need to protect recall girls out there. >> reporter: this week, john krole is released from a maryland prison and sent right to a pennsylvania jail. he faces charges of assault, false imprisonment and more. on the phone, the prosecutor says it should work. >> essentially, with the charges we have against him, if successful, there is no question that mr. krole will
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never see the light of day again. >> reporter: even though one detective is dead, and another retired to florida, there is physical evidence, like the broomstick he used in the attack. charity says her memory is as vivid as ever and a jury will listen. >> the victim is headed to a hearing wednesday. a judge will decide if there is sufficient evidence 31 years after the fact. >> krole may claim the statute of limitations has expired, but the prosecutor believes he can win that. hi, everyone. let's give you an update on that problem on 100 westbound at 97. we still have the two right lanes blocked wonly -- with only the left lane getting by. it could take a while to get through. the delay is solid back to route 10. also, if you're traveling out there, on the harrisburg expressway, we have congestion
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northbound from shawan road to belfast. as far as the outer loop of the beltway goes, 40 minutes there. inner loop of the beltway, major congestion there. almost an hour from the harbor tunnel throughway to bel air road. delays continue on northbound 95, from dundalk. and several accidents to report. moravia road to moraven rave -- moravia park drive. there's a live look. you can see traffic slowing down there. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet hard wood and laminate, too. bill's has it all for you. you can call it at 1-877-75- bills. the ceo of maryland-based mack truck stars in this week's undercover boss. jessica kartalija shows, the job is not nearly as easy itself it looks. >> reporter: twicey -- tracy sweat has 2 minutes and 34
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seconds to make sure each one of these mack engines is greased, covered and cleaned. >> typically, it takes me about 30 seconds. >> she has been doing the same job for years and loves it. >> if you go to a job, you might as well do it well. >> reporter: now, everyone will see her as she's featured on the hit undercover show, undercover boss. >> you're a minute and 10 seconds in the hole. >> reporter: tracy told me she had seen this several times before. and she loves the concept. but she said in a million years, she never would have expected the ceo of hear company to come here. >> reporter: denny was posing as an unemployed worker trying to get a job. tracy was supposed to show him the ropes. >> he was driving me nuts. and i was having a heart attack. i said, you're going to kill me. >> the pace of it is quite challenging. and i discovered that when you try to do things fast, you tend
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to mess up more. >> tracy, based on his performance in here, would he have gotten a job? >> well, i think he would have hurt himself. >> reporter: tracy learned her trainee had a bigger position with the company. >> reporter: when you found out this was the ceo of the company -- >> i felt blessed. >> reporter: sheigle say workers like tracy are the heart and soul of the company. >> i was surprised by the passion that i found. as i said, ordinary people, doing extraordinary things. >> every day, i get up. i come to work. i do my job. i smile, i make it fun for me. and i go home to my kids. >> reporter: jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> you can see how sheigle handles the challenges on undercover boss. it airs sunday night. i want to see tracy. >> me, too. >> she's a riot. it's beautiful weather around the region. let's take a look at temps still warm out there. 73. we almost got to the record.
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34% humidity. it's dry and steady, yes windy. right now, west/southwest, 17. the barometer on the way back up. we'll come back and look at the weekend forecast after this. ,,,
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got some playground action going on. what a day for it. >> so exciting. we have been cooped up for weeks and months. snowed on the ground. the big snow was january 27th. still some of that around. big piles of snow. and it's kind of mucky in some areas and swampy in others. and dry in other areas. because the dryness in some areas and the lack of rain recently or snow, there is an extreme danger tomorrow for fire with the wind. and we'll talk about that in a minute. take a look at temps. it is warm. 73. we got 1 degree shy of tying the record. we got to 74. 75 in washington. they broke a record at national airport with 77 degrees today. amazing. dulles airport broke a record with 73. 68 in hagerstown. 58 in oakland. cooling down out to the west.
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72 in ocean city. now, all day tomorrow, we do have red flag warning and a high-wind watch for the entire region. because of the combination of winds and dry low humidity. fire danger tomorrow is going to be extreme. so please, do not toss cigarettes out the window, watch any campfires. anything with any sort of ignition can cause fires tomorrow. so be careful. 14-mile-an-hour winds at oakland. 31. we're at 17. and the winds are going to get stronger later on. right now, they have a gust up to 44 in cumberland. 40 in oakland. you can see, just west of us, it's getting quite breezy. we're 21, 23. still pretty light. most of the areas. it's going to get very windy later tonight and tomorrow. we can see wind gusts over 40, 45 miles an hour. the frontal system, you can't really see it. usually, a dry front. low pressure developing over eastern canada. and a big area of high pressure is going to cause a tight pressure gradient. in between those, you get a
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squeeze play. and that's what causes the strong winds. strong winds can remember, with colder temps. maybe only around 50 tomorrow. dropping into the 40s. now, on sunday, it will be cool. sunday night into, warmer air comes back. maybe a little rain with that front coming through. but another one with colder air coming in. monday night and tuesday. might even be a little snow, monday night into tuesday morning. i know that sounds kind of strange. but it's certainly possible. winds tomorrow, gust to 45 knots. and the gale warning on the bay tomorrow. so tonight, it will get windy. temperatures will be dropping to around 41. still pretty mild. but considering how warm it's been. and tomorrow, back up to 51. sunshine, but nearly windy. temperatures tomorrow, probably dropping in the 40s in the afternoon. out of the winds, 20, 30, even 40 some places. may gust over 50 miles an hour. >> wow. >> there will be branches and trees flying around in some spots. so please be careful. it's possible some folks could lose power tomorrow afternoon, with the strong winds.
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fire danger extreme tomorrow as well. >> thank you, bob. well, he attended school in baltimore. and was once regarded as one of the top basketball talents in the world. although injuries cut his career short, he has found happiness. ron matz has more on sunir goodman and her life fullfilled off the basketball court. >> reporter: this is tamir goodman today. at the chime school in baltimore, having fun with students at a basketball clinic. his once promising career, cut short by injuries. >> i really decided now, that i can't play professional, due to injuries, that i'm going to try to inspire as many people as possible through basketball and through my story. >> reporter: and what a story. once called the jewish jordan, it took over his life. he never predicted the height. but today, basketball helps him break down barriers. >> basketball is a holy thing.
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judaism tells us, we do good through physical things. >> despite his struggles, he has found happiness. he met his wife while traveling in israel. >> whether it's raising money for charity, or breaking down barriers, social barriers, economic, racial barriers, whatever it is, i'm determined to do as much good as possible through basketball. and i believe that is why basketball was given to me in the first place. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> samir goodman averaged more than 45 points a game, when he attended baltimore's talmud cal academy. he went on to play. >> i remember him being that carrot-top kid who had a great jump shot. and he's doing a great thing. that's wonderful. >> tell is. still ahead at 5:00. on-air scare. >> we had a very -- [ indiscernible ]
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>> hear what doctors are saying about a los angeles reporter's unusual behavior. plus, what she felt as it happened. binge drinking on college campuses. one maryland university is now on the front lines. nationwide battle. i'm weijia jiang, that story is next. ,,,,,,
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it's 5:28. 73 degrees and sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. leading by example. frostburg university is getting attention for trying to curb binge drinking. weijia jiang shows us why. >> reporter: guzzling massive amounts of alcohol and going to college are a notorious pair, one that frostburg university is fighting to break up. >> i don't want a student to die. i'm very realistic. i know students are going to drink. >> reporter: he has been at frostburg for five years,
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implementing several policies to curb drinking, like notifying parents of incidents and requiring freshmen to take alcohol safety courses. >> i don't really see as much partying going on as i used to. >> reporter: still, the national institute on alcohol abuse and challism estimates 1700 students die in alcohol- related accidents. some here say the party school atmosphere is permanent. >> i guess rowdy would be a good term. gets crazy at times. >> i really don't think people care what gibraltar says, to be honest. ii don't think him making rules is going to mean anything. more like, we want to do it more because of the rules. >> reporter: gibraltar showed to a study that said it went from 60% to 43.5%. he is confident more young
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people are learning to moderate. >> the more we can educate people about, you know, smart consumption, i think, the better off we're going to be. >> dr. gibraltar says the task force will meet for the first time in may. reporting in frostburg, western maryland, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> dr. gibraltar is only one of eight university presidents across the country on the board. annanne arundel county police have arrested a man. officers were called at the 1100 block in linthicum. police say they forced them into a car and demanded money. one of the victims was able to call police. and no one was hurt. does the punishment fit the crime? many are asking that question tonight, after five teenagers are sentenced for their role in a brutal attack. vic is in the newsroom with more.
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>> reporter: it is a video that is set to watch, especially for parents. they dragged and bullied a 13- year-old. they posted their cell phone video of the attack on utube. now, a judge has sentenced five of those teams -- teens to abide by curfew. and they'll be monitored in their homes for 45 days. while some object to the sentence, the 13-year-old victim and his family say they agree with the verdict. >> thank you very much, vic. it unclear if the victim and his family will take legal action against the school he was attacked at. a mystery unravels. a north carolina woman is indicted for kidnapping a baby more than two decades okay. these are courtroom sketches from earlier by anne pett way. she's accused of taking a newborn from a harlem hospital in 1988. according to the complaint, petway confessed to the crime. she will enter a plea at a hearing on february 24th. it is frightening to watch.
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a television reporter, lapsing into gibberish during a live report. >> we had a very -- [ indiscernible ] >> kcbs reporter serene branson said she was terrified when it happened and knew something was wrong, as soon as she opened her mouth. >> i was swarmed by three photographers and the producer. i dropped the microphone. right after that, my cheek went numb, my hand went numb, my right hand went numb. and i started to cry. i didn't know what had gone on and i was embarrassed and fearful. >> reporter: serene was on cbs's "the talk" earlier today. she said after three days of tests, doctors say she suffered fria mi -- from a migraine aura, a headache with mimics of a stroke. more people spend money in london than in any other place in the world. london beats out new york,
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tokyo and paris as the shopping capital of the world. shoppers spent a staggering $1 billion in nonfood-bill items last year. take this with a grain of salt, though. this was done -- the study was done by britain's research. threatening the furlough of social security benefits. joel brown reports for wjz. >> the president is getting a hands-on look at the technology he is hoping can build a new economy. >> reporter: he toured this semi conductor plant. then he named intel's ceo to his jobs on competitiveness. >> thank you. >> by and large, intel has place said its bets -- placed its bets with america. >> he huddled with facebook founder mark zucker burg. -- zuckerberg.
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steve smith and jobs both weighed in. >> reporter: but here on capitol hill, republicans say it's not the time to spend money on anything. according to the deficit, they are pushing to slash $61 billion from the budget. and the debate has been heated. >> this is a travesty. >> to be lectured on what is a travesty is a travesty. that's the real travesty. >> reporter: republicans tied their cuts to a bill that funds the government. one of their bill takes away every dollar set aside for healthcare reform. >> the american people beg -- are begging this congress to repeal obama care. >> this is against the working men and women of this nation. >> reporter: the president says he will veto the gop cuts, meaning if both sides don't find a compromise by march 4th, the government will shut down.
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in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house warns, if the government shuts down, the workers who send out social security checks will be furloughed, meaning millions of people won't get those checks on time. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. the fight brewing over undeveloped richie highway. and what they have discovered about young people, std tests and mobile phones. and challenging the bid of a french company to operate state railroad lines. for these stories and more, read the baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. the video you are about to see has never been seen before. rare shots of whooping cranes born here in maryland and just released to a new habitat in louisiana, where they disappeared decades ago. if this works and the endangered birds soar back from the brink of extinction, it will be thanks to a breeding center here in maryland.
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>> the call of the whooping crane, rarely heard. on the brink of extinction. maryland leads the effort to save the whooping crane. a breakthrough moment for this endangered species. can whooping crane chicks, born and raised in maryland, just released in their new home louisiana. >> for the first time, i saw the crane recruc introduced here. it's been really a thrill. >> hunters, developers and predators killed them off in the 1950s. caretakers are trying to undo the damage. >> it's a bit of a gamble. but we've looked at the habitat. and the habitat looks great. >> in all the world, only 400 whooping cranes remain, all in north america and all with a link to maryland. >> these are whooping cranes?
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>> yes. >> it's a very unusual process to raise a wild whooping crane. so from the moment they are born, they never encounter human beings, unless they have this outfit on. >> elaborate disguise. >> the idea here is that these birds don't become comfortable around humans. so when they're released into the wild and see the human take off in the other direction. >> when the chicks are born, this head of the whooping crane has shown them how to eat, how to drink, how to be a whooping crane. >> these trait blazing birds are tracked, banded and have transmitters. >> reporter: what about the person whiteout outthere who says, why should i care about the whooping crane and whether they're there or not? >> if we can help restore this species, it will really say something very positive about how we take seriously the needs
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for conservation. >> reporter: why do you like them, in particular? what is it about them? >> well, they're beautiful. they're huge. and they're spectacular birds. if this flock thrives in its new home in louisiana, the whooping crane will move from endangered to threatened, a very positive sign. >> hope that happens. beautiful birds. reminds you of herons and egrets. >> yeah, they're gorgeous. i didn't realize they were so endangered. still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. a storm on the sun? >> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, after years of quiet. the sun gets stormy. and earth goes on alert. that story as eyewitness news continues. how did this happen? 's toddler stuck in a vending machine. bob turk in the first warning weather center. colder weekend on tap and windy. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast.
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breaking news in harford county. there are reports of a serious crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene in bel air. let's go to captain mike perry with more. >> reporter: this is northern harford county, north of bel air. a 3-year-old child has been struck by a car. original reports were that this passenger vehicle jumped the curb. allegedly then struck the house. but apparently a small child was walking in the area, was struck by the vehicle, and then taken to a waiting ambulance. we know the child was going to be transported to a local area hospital. no word on their condition. it appears the driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and bel air, harford county sheriff's department in bel air are investigating this accident. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. the sun has provided welcome warmth today. but it is also packing a punch. triggered by the first big solar storm in years. alex demetrick reports, this
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kind of space weather sets off alerts around the globe. >> reporter: solar storms were releasing staggering amounts of magnetic energy comes in cycles. >> the last storm we had was in 2004, 2005. and the sun is starting to act up. it does every 11 or 12 years or so. >> reporter: ghostly, northern lights are caused by solar energy, released into the atmosphere. a number of spacecraft have been monitored, each looking for a different sign of eruption. the first sign of a new storm will pass earth this weekend. fortunately, it is small. >> if we get a big one, and we see northern lights that actually heats the upper portion of the atmosphere and can cause dramatic drag. can cause increasing results around the atmosphere. >> interrupting communications, disrupting and causing upsets
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to solar satellite. >> reporter: they can also upset the power grid. >> they can tell us that it's very likely that something is coming. that is what we're familiar with, from the national weather service. this first storm is like snow in halloween. an early harbinger to come. the kind of active regions and flares and storms that we're seeing now, should become more and more prevalent over the next few years. >> alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. even though this weekend's solar storm is not expected to cause major problems, aircraft that fly polar routes have been directed south, in case communication glitches develop. some out-of-this world weather here. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are updating your forecast. bob? >> that's right. it's going to get closer for the weekend. take a look at tomorrow's forecast. it is going to be windy all day long. and temperatures will be falling pretty much we'll be dropping back into the low to mid-40s by late in the day. tomorrow night, back in the
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upper 20s to low 40s. how about the next five days. >> changes, indeed. let's take a look. bob talked about saturday. the wipsd will eventually drop -- winds will eventually drop down to sunday. with another disturbance moving through here monday night, into tuesday. look at the 30 degrees on monday. things will cool down as well as the ground temperatures. and then with another disturbance moving through tuesday. we could see wet snowflakes and snow showers and even some freezing rain on early tuesday morning. only topping out around 35. and then back up to 44 on wednesday, with the return of the sun. now for your energy saver tip for the day. if you're thinking about buying a refrigerator or washer, this president's day weekend is the weekend to do it. from saturday through monday, you won't pay maryland taxes on certain immediate energy star appliances. this includes heat pumps and dehumidifiers and air
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conditioners. for more, you can go to wjz.com, and click on the special section on the home page. back inside. >> thank you, tim. violence is growing across the most. the middleeast. anti-violent protestors are clashing with police. in cairo, there is a massive celebration. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of egyptians gathered for a victory celebration in tahrir square, marking one week since the ouster of president hosni mubarak. they want to remind the government to deliver on promised reforms. >> it's been about oppression for over 30 years. very oppressive. no democracy in the arab world. people are fed up. >> and that same feeling has led to strife across the region. in bahrain, security forces fired tear gas and shots at protestors marching toward pearl square. the group had been mourning fellow demonstrators killed in thursday's predawn raid. among the dozens of injured, paramedics trying to help.
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>> the policemen, they take up from the ambulance. and they are on the ground. >> and the wounded say police action won't stop the protests. >> they will not. they will not. they will make it bigger. >> reporter: in yemen, anti- government protestors clashed with riot police and supporters of the country's long-time ruler. two people were killed by police in the port of aidan. and witnesses say nearly 50 were wounded in the southern city. when someone threw a grenade into the crowd. president obama condemned the violence and what's shaping up to be another foreign policy test for his administration. charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> the turmoil in bahrain concerns the united states because the city is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet. well, a big scare for a mother in australia. this 3-year-old boy got stuck inside a toy vending machine for more than an hour yesterday.
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his mother says -- isn't this what we all fear? she turned her back for a second. the next thing we knew, they were trapped inside the machine, with tigger, eyore and all of his friends. that's what he was trying to did, get to his friends. >> a rescuer who was eventually able to pry the bottom of the vending machine open. oh, i'm sorry. i wanted to hear from the mother. a rescue machine was able to finally get the toddler out. but we were trying to figure out how he got in. >> all right. at least he got out. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for these stories and more, vic is standing by with a preview. a baltimore man held in jail for more than a year, until dna evidence set him free. new at 6:00, the action he's now taking. and... a surprise in the courtroom. i'm mike schuh, in annapolis. the two men who saved the deer from the icy waters of the patapsco, and then are given a ticket by the dnr, have their
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day in court. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news, coming up new at 6:00. now, back to you. >> thank you, vic. still ahead on eyewitness news. the orioles' newest big hitter is officially signed. mark has latest from spring trai,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the newest orioles slugger took his first swing today. sports director mark viviano takes us to spring training for the latest. it is our masn on wjz orioles report. they have officially signed veteran vladimir guerrero. he passed his physical exam. he already said he feels at home. he brings 50 years and a productive bat. an all-star and mvp, guerrero is something of an $8 million gamble, as there is no certainty of how much he has left at the age of 36.
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the o's will use guerrero as their designated history. >> i think this is kind of the -- not necessarily. >> if everybody is helping with a challenge. i think it doesn't automatically mean someone is going to hit better than they did in the past. >> he was once an outstanding outfielder. but knee and back injuries. he is wearing orioles uniform number 27. as i said on my radio show today, on wjz f.m., it is interesting how guerrero comes to the orioles with the exact same age and experience as sammy sosa did. when he came to baltimore in 2005. of course, the orioles are now hoping they get a better result from the guerrero experiment than they did from sammy.
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i'll have more on orioles spring training in the next hour. and we'll talk pro-indoor soccer. that's ahead at 6:00. in tonight's wjz healthwatch report. a new twist to some old advice. a new study shows that stretching before you run does not prevent injury but it won't cause injury either. researchers say runners are more likely to get hurt if they're overweight, have previous injuries or if they switch their routines. so if you stretch before running, keep doing it. if you don't, there's no need to start. also in healthwatch, the flu is spreading nationwide. the centers for disease control says flu activity is spread. but that it is a good match for the vaccine. that means getting your shot is a bg best defense. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. looking for suspects. how baltimore county police plan to drag down two men wanted for an early-morning
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coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. the back and forth debate over allowing legal gay marriages in maryland. what happens next. gas station gunfire. a worker shot on the job. and it's not the first violence at this one station. on college campuses. one maryland university is now on the front lines of the
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nationwide battle. i'm weijia jiang. that story is next. welcome warmth. did we set a new record? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. "eyewitness news at 6:00" starts now. headed to a showdown. the battle for same-sex marriage. >> put to a vote. >> i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. it will be a fight. and it could make history. senate gets ready to debate same-sex marriage in maryland.

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